Cybersecurity Issues and Practices in a Cloud Context: A Comparison Amongst Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Nagahawatta, Ruwan and Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4558-687X and Warren, Matthew and Salzman, Scott (2021) Cybersecurity Issues and Practices in a Cloud Context: A Comparison Amongst Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. In: 2021 Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 6 Dec - 10 Dec 2021, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

The advancement and the proliferation of information systems among enterprises have given rise to understanding cybersecurity. Cybersecurity practices provide a set of techniques and procedures to protect the systems, networks, programs and data from attack, damage, or unauthorised access. Such cybersecurity practices vary and are applied differently to different types of enterprises. The purpose of this research is to compare the critical cybersecurity threats and practices in the cloud context among micro, small, and medium enterprises. By conducting a survey among 289 micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Australia, this study highlights the significant differences in their cloud security practices. It also concludes that future studies that focus on cybersecurity issues and practices in the context of cloud computing should pay attention to these differences.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 05:41
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 04:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Survey, Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4604 Cybersecurity and privacy > 460499 Cybersecurity and privacy not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45584

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